Today I’m joined again health coach and personal trainer by Lucy McConnell. For those of you who don’t know, Lucy is now a part of the team at sarahlizking.com, taking on coaching clients for HA recovery and also heading up our online training program Better Balance Training, which is a 1:1 customised training plan for those wanting a safe return to exercise after HA recovery. We also work with women who have specific strength or fitness goals and want to learn more about how to train around their menstrual cycle, improve bone health or just feel generally badass in their bodies.
Today we’re not talking about training through, we’re talking about food. And in particular tracking food.
One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked recently is “how do I ensure I’m eating enough for HA recovery without tracking my calories?” and it’s a really valid question.
Obviously in HA recovery we want to be hitting that minimum of about 2500 calories per day (maybe more depending on your personal circumstances), but how do we ensure that we’re hitting the mark if we don’t weight, measure or track our food intake?
In today’s podcast we’re going to answer that question plus go through:
- Our own personal history with tracking calories
- The pros and cons of tracking calories
- Ways to break up with tracking calories (goodbye MyFitnessPal)
- How to ensure you’re eating enough for hypothalamic amenorrhea recovery without tracking calories
- Letting go of the mental calculations around food, even after you stop tracking
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